sesquepadalia: (Alex)
I have decided, today is "Do Nice Things for Your Partner Day"



Previously rejected titles include:

Clean All The Things Day

Dirt Inspection Day

Stop Putting off the Housework Alex, You Lazy Slattern, Day

Doom Of Dust Day

Shiny New Microwave Requires Shiny Kitchen Day

Let's Pretend to Our Friends that The Apartment is Always Like This Even Though They've Been Here When It Isn't Day

No Clean Mugs and I Require Tea Day

Conforming to Societally Mandated Gender Roles Day

Sick of Not Being Able to Find Anything Day

Darling if You Ask Me to Wash Your Work Shirts For You Before Going Out It's Best That You Make Sure They're In The Washing Basket And Not in The Giant Heap On the Floor So That When I Do The Laundry They Actually Get Put In The Wash And Not Left There Because I Haven't Got Round To Tidying The Bedroom Yet And I Didn't Spot Them And So Assumed You Meant Work Jumper Which Was In The Basket Only To Find Out Later That There Are Three Dirty Shirts in The Huge Pile So You're Evidently On Your Last One And The Wash Is Already On Day

Forgot The Orange Juice At Tesco Day

Man, I Really Ought To Have Given Isabel That Christmas Present By Now Day

Finding Things In Unexpected Places Day

Enjoying This Day-Naming Too Much Day

Raiders of the Lost Carpet

Cleaning The House Because You Don't Want To Admit You're Scared Of Finishing Your PGCE Application And Submitting Your Novel Manuscript To More Agents Day

Cleaning The House Because You Don't Want To Admit That The Reason For the Latter is Because You're Scared of Setting Up Your New Printer Day...

Traveller

Jan. 14th, 2013 02:13 pm
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Ok, so it's been a really long time since I've done any LARP/RPG related posts, so in the light of last night, I bring to you a special table-top edition of this blog! 

So me and a few others have just started a system called Traveller. It's very rules light, and has probably the best character gen system I've seen for fluff fun. I can (and will) dissect the awesome for you if people want to hear about it, but not right now. It also has a lot of random event rolls, which can lead to hilarity...

The game Matt's running for us is based in a world not unlike the Firefly 'verse. And it seems we delight in making it more like it by the day. Yesterday we had an Epic Marathon session that took most of the day, and it was awesome. 

What we did on our holidays... )

It's a fantastic game and really well run, though it needs a good GM who doesn't mind wading through a lot of randomised tables. I would highly recommend it. 




*No, really accidentally. As in I didn't even twig that what I said could have been taken to mean something else until afterwards...
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Just a quickie to jot down what's on my ipod today :)

I was a Teenage Anarchist - Against Me!
Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol
FNT - Semisonic
Because of the Shame - Against Me!
Cowboy Cassanova - Carrie Underwood
Better with the Lights Off - New Boyz
Poison - Alice Cooper
Love Love - Take That
Riptide - Sick Puppies

Any other suggestions of music in the same vein conditionally accepted :D

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I may have done something rather inadvisable last night.... It may have involved not enough Fangria, the combined efforts of myself, [livejournal.com profile] safer666 and [livejournal.com profile] ramuth, and a copy of the Top Gear Challenges DVD. 

We have created a monster... The Top Gear Drinking Game.
I'm sure there are already versions of drink-along-with-Top-Gear out there, but this is ours. And I'm very very sorry.

The Rules:
Divide into three persons or teams. Each team is randomly allocated either Clarkson, May or Hammond.
Watch the DvD.
Drink at the appropriate moments, until no-one is safe to even go near a car, let alone drive it.

Everyone must drink when: 
  • The presenters graffiti, mess with, sabotage or "help" with each other's vehicles
  • One of the presenters addresses the viewer directly.
  • They reference another BBC program or presenter.
  • Someone is abandoned.
  • Whenever you see a golden challenge envelope.
  • Someone is particularly Un-PC in their humour.
  • The Stig is introduced.
  • They play music from the A-Team or someone says "cue the music"
  • Someone tempts fate by saying "How hard can it be?" or similar.
  • You hear the theme music.
  • Something is set on fire.
  • Law enforcement agencies (police, coastguard etc) appear.
Each team or person must drink when:
  • Their presenter's car breaks down.
  • Their presenter's nickname is mentioned.
  • Their presenter modifies their vehicle mid-challenge.
  • Their presenter wins the challenge.
The specific presenters also have drink conditions:

Clarkson: 
  • Whenever he uses superlative hyperbole ("I am the most miserable man alive!" etc)
  • Whenever he wields a hammer or power tool
  • Whenever he yells "Come On!!!"

May:
  • Whenever he swears, or mentions male genitalia. If he says "Oh Cock", drink twice.
  • Whenever anyone mentions or references The War.
  • Whenever he goes on about anything overly technical and dull. 

Hammond:
  • Whenever he loses his temper.
  • Whenever someone makes a joke about his height or teeth.
  • Whenever he's picky about food.

As if this weren't enough... there is also a Hard Mode. In this, in addition to the above rules, everyone drinks when:
  • Particularly Epic music plays
  • Your presenter giggles/laughs maniacally
  • Your presenter is bragging about their vehicle
  •  Any time anyone says the word "horsepower"
  • Continually drink during tech specs.
  • Whenever someone cheats.
  • The phrase "You blithering Idiot" is said.
  • Your presenter is running on telly.
May
  • Whenever James is singing
  • Whenever he gets lost
Hammond
  • Whenever Hammond Yells incoherently
  • or says "Brilliant!"


Put it this way, we ran out of Fangria before we ran out of DvDs...



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Ok, so about a year ago, I had this crazy idea to write down a list of all the books I read in a year, review them, and blog about them. 

So I did!

And that was a year ago... 

I didn't keep up with all the reviews, but I did keep a list, and I've just finished doing a round-up of all the books, and a whole load of statistics about my reading habits for 2011. 

Check it out! You might even enjoy it a bit. I did actual maths and everything. And proved that literate I may be, but numeracy is not my strong suit. 

And I actually think that I enjoyed it enough to want to give it another go, and do another year's worth of reading. Possibly with a review system that's simpler (stars out of 10 or something, or a few pithy sentences) so I'll actually keep up with them. 

But hey, it's been a good year in books.

Blue Moon

Oct. 26th, 2011 12:58 am
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You were born during a Waxing Gibbous moon

This phase occurs right before a full moon.





- what it says about you -


You like to question things and have issues settled before going to work on a problem. You appreciate art, elegant forms, and efficient designs. You seek deeper meanings in things that you see and want your actions to make the world a better place.

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com


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